Food has always been important to me but never more so than when I went through a healing crisis. Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, I knew changes needed to be made. I now support the organic community choosing to work with only the best ingredients. I fully attribute the change in diet, lifestyle as well as clean eating and use of supplements to my full recovery.
The following recipe is not only wholesome but also full of good nutrition. A taste explosion! The sauces can be made ahead of time which allows the flavors to marry…
Kudos to Fresh Restaurants in Toronto for creating amazing recipe from their cookbook ReFresh. Enjoy!
Green Goddess Rice Bowl
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
1 head bok choy, torn
1 bunch green kale, torn
1 bunch swiss chard, torn
6 cups cooked brown basmati
1 batch Tahini Sauce (see below)
2 sheets nori, torn
1/3 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
1 batch Simple Sauce (see below)
1/2 cupwhite pickled ginger
1.Steam broccoli and greens until they are tender and bright green.
2.Out 1 1/2 cups cooked brown basmati rice in a large rice bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of Tahini Sauce on the rice. Place nori pieces on rice.
3.Arrange the steamed greens and broccoli on the brown rice around thebowl. Sprinkle toasted sunflower seeds on top. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of Simple Sauce on the vegetables and rice.
4.Garnish with a small mound of pickled ginger on top. Repeat for each serving.
Makes 4 servings
2 clovesgarlic, minced
1/2 cupchopped parsley
1/2 tspsea salt
2 tbsplemon juice
2/3 cupfiltered water
1/2 cupsesame butter (tahini)
Whiz garlic, parsley, salt and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Add the water and sesame butter. Run until smooth, scraping the sides down once or twice.
Makes 4 servings
3 tbspsesame oil
1 1/2 inchginger root, peeled and minced
4 tbsplemon juice
Put all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
(It didn’t last long at my daughter and son-in-law’s house!)